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ERIC Number: ED520895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 96
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-3253-2
State of Nebraska Reading Comprehension/Vocabulary Test and the Local American Literature Criterion-Referenced Test for Public School Eleventh Grade Students: A Correlational Study
Beckmann, Priscilla A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, College of Saint Mary
This study focused on the effectiveness of standards-based testing and was designed to determine the relationship of student scores on the locally constructed, standards-based, criterion-referenced test (CRT) for approximately 280 eleventh grade students at a Midwestern, Class III district, operating a Class A high school, and the scores of those same students on the Nebraska State Reading Comprehension/vocabulary Proficiency Examination for eleventh grade, public high school students. This study determined whether the district created tests showed a positive correlation between the quarter exams in their entirety with the Nebraska Reading Comprehension/vocabulary Proficiency Examination, and determined whether a positive correlation existed between the cold-read portion of the district created quarter CRT and the Nebraska Reading Comprehension/vocabulary Proficiency Examination. Correlations showed the positive and to be of 0.50 or higher between student scores of the eleventh grade students who had taken both Quarter A and Quarter B tests and the Nebraska Reading Comprehension/vocabulary Proficiency Examination in all sub-sets of students: first semester students Quarter A and Quarter B and second semester students Quarter A and Quarter B. In addition, the means for the male and female students on the Nebraska Reading Comprehension/vocabulary Proficiency Examination and the means for the Free and/or Reduced Lunch Program participants and non-participant students were examined and found to demonstrate a statistically significant correlation for each sub-set. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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